Staff of Wax Poetics and Brian DiGenti

By: Cover Story: Album Cover Art

Price: $45.95

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Book Condition: Fine

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"Reading Wax Poetics, Brooklyn's glossy, reverent, visually immaculate zine dedicated to funk, soul, hip hop, and the other obsessions of crate-diggers worldwide, is enough to make you wish neither compact discs nor the Internet had ever been invented."
--"The Village Voice"
"Cover Story: Album Cover Art," the second book from celebrated music mag "Wax Poetics," vividly explores an element of music culture that has withered with the advent of MP3s and digital downloading. Vinyl records tell their stories visually as much as they do aurally, and the record cover--eye candy for the music lover--speaks a language rooted in the environment and era of the music itself. "Cover Story" is a coffee-table ready collection of rare, unique, and inspired album covers, selected by a team of world-renowned DJs, writers, and collectors.
First published in December 2001, Brooklyn-born" Wax Poetics" hit newsstands with a new vision for music journalism, creating a bridge between the past and present of Hip Hop, jazz, funk, soul, reggae, disco, and Latin music. Although originally created for a concentrated market of music aficionados, the magazine's audience has grown exponentially, making musical anthropologists out of average music listeners and spawning a soul renaissance, complete with comeback tours and sophomore effor ts. "Wax Poetics" illuminates the dark corners of our sonic past, while also striving to give new and innovative artists the credit they truly deserve.

Title: Staff of Wax Poetics and Brian DiGenti

Author: Cover Story: Album Cover Art

Categories: Art, Music,

Publisher: Wax Poetics Books: 2007

ISBN Number: 0979811015

ISBN Number 13: 9780979811012

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 137900

Description: Book is in excellent condition with covers showing light shelf wear/scuffing only, which turns out to be faked record cover wear: with the LP scuffed circle faked in. Book is as-new. Binding is solid and square, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. All full page color prints, unpaginated, about 200 pages. No text, apart from the introduction, a book regarding the development of the LP cover art, designers and vinyl junkies.

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